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Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Yield: Yields about 1 cup.

Salad dressings are tart, of course, so the best way to taste them is to dip a lettuce leaf in the dressing.


  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbs. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. poppyseeds
  • 1 tsp. minced shallots
  • 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • About 5 grinds black pepper; more to taste
  • 3/4 cup canola oil

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 100
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 11
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Cholesterol (mg): 5
  • Sodium (mg): 90
  • Carbohydrates (g): 0
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 0


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, cream, poppyseeds, shallots, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Whisking constantly, add the oil in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated. Adjust the seasonings to taste.


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